TripAdvisor Reviews Maiko Hotel Kobe
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... interested in the history of the
Pacific War, one of the other guys is also named Tom Jones. This is
planning a tour when we get to the southern islands.
lectures on many topics connected both directly and indirectly with
the places we visit on this trip. We have several presentation that
give interesting insight to China, and the special economic area of
are almost gone, the ...
... ruin the effect. There are people around who have eyes like hawks spotting a small fragment of litter many yards away and they swoop onto it with their mechanical claws and closet it in their sack.
I realise I have said little about the places themselves ...well you can read that in guidebooks. I am much more fascinated by the people and their habits; the culture of today, although I have no doubt it owes a lot to the culture of the past.
In passing I have been ...
... totally over the top, but an hours cruise sounded great. We nabbed top seats on the top deck, and sat back to enjoy the ride. It wasn't exactly a stunning vista, watching freighters being loaded up, but it was enjoyable non the less.
After that an ice lolly was in order on our way back to the hotel. It was really overcast but still boiling hot. We decided a freshen up was in order before heading out to Shin-sekai. This is an area that used to be a ...
... shopping arcade (main shopping street, lined with various stores and restaurants), Chinatown (南京町 nankinmachi), which used to be a settlement of Chinese merchants, but now is turned into a Japanised tourist attraction (Maran was not impressed with the lack of authentic Chinese signs, food and people) and harbourfront Meriken Park with an ...
... to sit up in and lie flat, but that's about it. They have been described as morgues, but with living residents. I think they are less claustrophobic than that. The lighting is warm and the capsules are cosy, you get a cool little kung fu style pajama set to wear after you bathe in the in-hotel onsen (spa). You can then hang about the communal area in comfy chairs watching tv, using wifi and drinking coffee (from hot cans!) It has the feel of a futurist ...
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